By Arslan Ubul, PSO Research Analyst
Jan 23, 2021

A sad day for the sports world on January 22nd as baseball legend Hank Aaron passed away at the age of 86, but his impact in MLB will never be forgotten. Aaron was a machine when it came to dishing out hits and dingers. His imprint in the MLB is hard to miss, as his All-Star legacy is cemented in over 2 decades of the history books. The legendary Brave will forever be remembered for his Home Run prowess, unthinkable longevity, and iconic impact that will last for decades. 

Here are the 5 most interesting facts the great Hank Aaron:

Aaron’s longevity helped him racked up a plethora of records and milestones. 

  • Ranks 1st in TB (6,856), 1st in XBH (1,477), 1st in RBIs (2,297), 2nd in HR (755), 3rd all-time in Hits (3,771), 4th in Runs (2,174)
  • 1 of 6 players to ever reach the 3,000-hit and 500-HR milestones

Hank Aaron’s hitting record is so mind-blowing that he can still reach the 3k hits mark without his HRs.

  • Even if every 1 of Aaron’s 755 home runs are taken away, he still would have 3,016 hits and ranked 29th in MLB history

Hank Aaron was a HR machine for a long time.

It’s hard to find another player as durable and consistent as Hank Aaron.

  • He is 3rd in games played (3,298) and plate appearances (13,941) in MLB history

His dominance was recognized by fans and peers around the world.





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